In under 15 years, Kate Frear transitioned from the obscurity of an architecture student to leading the Australian and New Zealand region of a global architecture practice.
A recognised specialist in lifestyle sector design, Kate is influential in the firm’s partnerships with architectural collaborators on flagship projects and a driving force in the management of complex projects involving integrated, mixed-use design solutions. Her leadership demonstrates a critical engagement in the development of strong place making and people-focused architecture and urban design, responsive to changing demographics and new ways of living and working. We see this in bountiful award winning work: Elwood House, Assembly Apartments, The Garden House, Sunday Apartments, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Stages 1 and 2, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Doha – and more. Most recently, we see it in the Woods Bagot’s collaboration with SHoP Architects on Collins Arch, Melbourne. Just completed, Collins Arch transforms an entire city block into a highly charged urban precinct activated to its core day and night.